Spring all around

Even when Spring was still unsure and far too tentative for those of us who lived through this winter, the fever struck and I couldn’t stop myself from moving compost and loam, two five gallon buckets at a time, to build garden beds. On a […]

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Capturing the Sea

    We walk to the beach almost every day. Some mornings the clock doesn’t yet read 6 am and Amos is already asking to go, but it is usually mid-morning before I start pushing the stroller down the driveway. This morning we arrived after […]

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If April Were a Cake

                      I wasn’t thinking about cake while I was still cocooned in our down comforter watching the light gradually brighten the widows from black to a glowing blue. But when I got up on the […]

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Measuring the Months

                  As I began to write a letter yesterday, dating the top of the page, I paused. I knew, vaguely, that March had arrived on Saturday. Turning the calendar page was the only indication that this month […]

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Emerging Green

  I think I’ve made it clear how eagerly I have been waiting for the arrival of spring. And even though we had some sleet over the weekend, I think we can finally say that spring IS here. I planted my pots of herbs a […]

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Mango Salsa

In the early third of my pregnancy I lost my usual enthusiasm for vegetables. Then winter set in and I was still not very inclined to eat fresh greens. Maybe it is the recent days of sunshine, the promise of truly warm days this weekend, […]

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Embracing Spring

  The small signs of spring have been emerging for weeks, but the ground is still covered with snow. It is melting bit by bit and turning into puddles and frozen lakes on the sidewalks. I am ready for soft breezes, ice-less walks, and glimpses […]

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In Between Time

It seems like we have more snow now than we’ve had all winter. We’ve gotten it inch by inch and sometimes, like Tuesday, several inches in a day. Though the blanket of snow is deep in the yard in front of our building, the sun […]

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Spring in the Kitchen

My trips to the farmer’s market usually follow the same routine. I feel compelled to quickly browse through all the stands l before I decide to buy anything. If I already know what to expect at the market, then I usually have a list of […]

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Starting the Garden

Spring came so early this year, I hardly know when it is time to start planting things outside. I usually plant cool weather crops in late April and yesterday it was in the 70s and I decided it was time to get my container garden […]

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